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Blistering temperatures swept across Europe in mid-July 2006. Both Britain and Germany experienced their hottest July on record, reported the Associated Press. The heat is reflected in this land surface temperature image, made from data collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite between July 12 and July 19, 2006. Regions where land surface temperatures were warmer than the average temperatures during the...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- Germany, Where -- France, Where -- Belgium, Where --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=17092
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A fierce storm struck both the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov on November 11, 2007. According to news reports, as many as 10 ships either sank or ran aground, one of them an oil tanker. The Russian tanker Volganeft-139 was anchored to the sea floor in the Kerch Strait linking the Black and Azov Seas when 108-kilometer- (67-mile-) per-hour winds tore the ship apart. As of November 12, up to 2,000 metric tons of fuel oil had leaked from the ship. On November 11, 2007, the day the storm struck, the...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Sea of Azov, Where -- Ukraine, Where -- Belarus, Where...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=19330
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Tropical Cyclone Hary can be seen just off the southern tip of Madagascar in this true-color image taken on March 12, 2002 at 6:50 UTC by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. The cyclone, which came from the northeast, narrowly missed Madagascar this past weekend and instead skirted the eastern shore of the island. When this image was taken, the cyclone was packing winds of over 125 kilometers (75 miles) per hour. Currently, Tropical...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Madagascar, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=9249
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People in the northwestern Bahamas are bracing as Hurricane Jeanne approaches their shores. The storm is expected to blow over Abaco Island and Grand Bahama Island on Saturday, September 25, 2004. When the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov/ Aqua satellite captured this image of the storm at 12 p.m. on September 23, Jeanne was immediately north of the southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. At that time, the storm...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Bahamas, Where -- Turks and Caicos Islands, Where -- Florida, Where --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=13967
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On the afternoon of April 13, 2006, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite detected two smoky fires burning in northwestern Arkansas' Boston Mountains when the sensor passed over head and collected this image. The actively burning part of the fire detected by MODIS is outlined in red. Both fires have large plumes of smoke drifting northward. The Arkansas River runs through the image's bottom left corner, while at top,...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Arkansas, Where -- Boston, Where -- Missouri, Where -- Goddard Space Flight...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=16446
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When the last of the clouds trailing earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14295 Cyclone Gonu cleared on June 10, 2007, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite recorded extensive flooding along Iran's southeastern coast. Ranging from turquoise to dark blue, streams of water contrast starkly with the bare, tan-pink desert in the top image. The worst of the flooding is concentrated...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Pakistan, Where -- Iran, Where -- Oman
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=18498
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People living along Namibia's desert coast have long been familiar with the rotten egg smell that periodically emanates from the Atlantic Ocean. With an economy that is largely based on fishing, the locals are also used to seeing millions of fish die whenever the unpleasant scent fills the air. The smell and the fish die-off are caused by hydrogen sulfide erupting from decaying plants on the sea floor. In the southeast Atlantic Ocean, strong ocean currents carry nutrient-rich deep-ocean water...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Where --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=13155
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Dust plumes rose from desiccated lake beds around the South Aral Sea on April 1, 2008. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite took this picture the same day. In this image, the off-white storm obscures the view of the eastern part of the South Aral Sea. The light color of the dust is characteristic of lake bed sediments, which provide ample material for dust storms. The Aral Sea is not a real sea but an inland...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Aral Sea, Where -- Kazakhstan, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=19747
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Mount Ruang, a stratovolcano in the Indonesian Sulawesi Islands, erupted on September 25, 2002, sending a large plume of ash (gray pixels) streaming westward toward Borneo and Sumatra. The volcano was still venting smoke on Sept. 26, when this image was acquired. Image by Jesse Allen, based on data from the rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC
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This prominent circular feature in the Sahara Desert of Mauritania has attracted attention since the earliest space missions because it forms a conspicuous bull's-eye in the otherwise rather featureless expanse of the Gres de Chinguetti Plateau in central Mauritania, northwest Africa. Described by some as looking like an outsized ammonite in the desert, the structure (which has a diameter of almost 50 kilometers (30 miles)) has become a landmark for space shuttle crews. Initially interpreted as...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Terra, Where -- Mauritania, Where -- Goddard Space Flight...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=9262
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Numerous fires were detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on May 14, 2002. Fires have been burning across Russia for several weeks. Please note that the high-resolution scene provided here is 500 meters per pixel. For a copy of this scene at the sensor's fullest resolution, visit the rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/?2002134-0514 MODIS Rapidfire site. Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC
Topics: Where -- Russia, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=9501
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On July 2, 2006, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/ (MODIS) flying onboard NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite detected a on the volcanic island of Stromboli. A hotspot, shown here as a red outline, is an area of elevated surface temperatures. Nearby landmasses shown in this image include the islands of Salina, Lipari, and Vulcano, along with portions of Sicily and mainland Italy. The fairly light color of the ocean water results from , when the Sun's...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Italy, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=16936
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Across the grassy plains of Paraguay (right) and Argentina (left), scattered fires were burning on April 12, 2003. Fires detected by the modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite are marked with red dots. In the bottom center of the image, the Paran River flows as a light brown, muddy line. The purplish-brown areas to the west and east of the river are wetlands. The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel....
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Paraguay, Where -- Argentina, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
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On April 7, 2003, the modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite detected dozens of fires (marked with red dots) burning in Paraguay (right) and Argentina (left). White puffs of smoke are associated with many of the fires. At bottom, left of center, the muddy waters of the Paran River stand out against the green vegetation of the Pampas. The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Paraguay, Where -- Argentina, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
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Dust plumes hovered over Iraq on December 3, 2007. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite took this picture the same day. In this image, the dust appears as translucent billows of beige that partially obscure the land surface below. Immediately northeast of the dust plumes are clouds, which may be associated with the same weather system that stirred the dust storm. NASA image courtesy the rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Iraq, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
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A dust storm over the Persian Gulf continued for a second day on July 2, 2008, as the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite flew overhead. The dust appears to have originated in northern Iraq, although specific source points for the storm are not visible in this image. A plume of dust curls over the borders between Iraq, Syria, and Turkey, but the thickest dust hovers over the border between Iraq and Iran. Arising from...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Persian Gulf, Where -- Iraq, Where -- Syria, Where -- Turkey, Where --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=20175
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During the summer of 2002, frequent, heavy rains gave rise to floods and landslides throughout China that have killed over 1,200 people and affected millions. This true-color image of the Yangtze River in central China was acquired on August 28, 2002, by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's terra.nasa.gov/'' target=''outlink Terra spacecraft (right). The latest round of floods began west of this image where heavy rains caused portions of the Yangtze...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- China, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
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Looming over Sicily's second-largest city, Catania, Mount Etna holds one of the world's longest records of documented volcanic activity. It remains one of the world's most active volcanoes today. On October 28, 2005, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/ (MODIS) flying onboard the terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite captured this image as the volcano emitted a faint plume of volcanic ash that blew westward away from the summit. Seismic activity in the area continued...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- New York, Where -- Rome, Where -- Chicago, Where -- Goddard...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=15782
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eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/14000/14588/harvey_TRM_2005038_lrg.jpg February 7, 2005 (771 kb) eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/14000/14588/harvey_7feb05_0757_utc_pr_slice.jpg Vertical Cross Section (324 kb) Cyclone Harvey hit the northern coast Australia on Monday, February 7, 2005, near the border between the Northern Territory and Queensland along the Gulf of Carpentaria with wind gusts of up to 220 kph (132 mph). The storm was rated as a Category 3 Cyclone at landfall...
Topics: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), What -- Imager, Where -- Australia, Where --...
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Fires continued to burn across dry woodlands in Portugal in mid-August 2005. High temperatures (40 degrees Celsius, 104 degrees Fahrenheit) are adding to firefighters' difficulties in controlling the blazes, which have burned off and on in central and northern Portugal since July. This image of the region was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite on August 16, 2005. Active fire locations have been marked...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Portugal, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
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Scores of fires were burning in central South America and were detected by the modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite on April 16, 2003. Fires (red dots) are visible is Paraguay (top center) and Argentina (left). Right of center, fires are burning in the peninsula-like Misiones region of Argentina, which harbors some of the last remaining tracts of a unique rainforest ecosystem known as Atlantic Rainforest. The ecosystem,...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Paraguay, Where -- Argentina, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
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Thick smoke from two large fires in North Carolina and Virginia traveled up the East Coast in mid-June 2008, affecting air quality in numerous cities and towns, including the nation's capital. The Evans Road Fire had burned over 41,000 acres of the Pocosin National Wildlife Refuge as of Sunday, June 15, while the South 1 Fire in the Great Dismal Swamp had burned about 1,500 acres. This natural-color image of Virginia and North Carolina was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- North Carolina, Where -- Virginia
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=20061
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On December 6, 2003, a wide plume of dust blew over North Africa and northwestward over the Mediterranean Sea. Tracking dust storms is important for a variety of reasons. Dust injects nutrients, such as iron, into marine ecosystems. Dust also carries bacteria and spores from fungi, which can cause disease far away. Dust storms can cause or worsen breathing problems. Finally, dust in the atmosphere can also influence climate and weather. Numerous dust storms carry Saharan dust across the...
Topics: Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- United States of America, Where --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=12535
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On the calendar, Scandinavian summer starts on June 21 in 2008, but summer temperatures had already settled over much of northern Europe by early June. This image shows land surface temperatures -- how hot the ground is to the touch, a measure that is different than the air temperatures reported in the news -- as observed by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite between June 2 and June 8, 2008. The image...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- Norway, Where -- Sweden, Where -- Denmark, Where -- Germany,...
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eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/15000/15431/bilioxi_DG_04_12_05_lrg.jpg April 12, 2005 (200 kB) Biloxi, Mississippi, was one of the communities hardest hit when Hurricane Katrina came ashore on August 29, 2005. Large sections of this seaside city were almost entirely flattened in the storm's powerful surge. The top QuickBird image, taken on August 31, shows extensive damage in the blocks nearest the shore. Within two city blocks, two floating casinos -- the Casino Magic and the Grand...
Topics: Where -- Mississippi, Where -- United States of America
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=15431
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Western Europe continued to bake in late July 2006. Following an unusually warm spell earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=13743 between July 12 and 19, temperatures across most of the region remained much warmer than normal. This image shows land surface (as opposed to air) temperatures collected from July 20-27, 2006, compared to the average temperatures for that period over the past six years (2000-2005). Places that were up to ten degrees Celsius warmer...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Belgium, Where -- Denmark, Where -- Ireland, Where -- Netherlands, Where --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=17094
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This true-color image of the varied terrain of central Africa is nearly hidden beneath the bright red markers of thousands of active fire detections captured by the modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite on June 13, 2003. Across Democratic Republic of Congo (top), Zambia (right edge), and Angola (left edge), fire season is in full swing, as farmers and ranchers use fire as a resource management tool as they have for possibly...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Zambia, Where -- Angola, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
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Tropical Cyclone Helen swirled just off the northern coast of Australia on January 4, 2008. The storm struck in a fairly sparsely settled part of Australia: the only major city, Darwin, is 130 kilometers (80 miles) from Channel Point, where the www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutsshs.shtml Category 2 storm ultimately came ashore. Winds peaked around 120 kilometers per hour (75 miles per hour) late on January 4. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ) on NASA's...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Australia, Where -- Gulf of Carpentaria, Where -- Timor Sea
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In the Mato Grosso region of Brazil, numerous smoky fires were burning on June 18, 2003, and have been marked with red dots in this modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite. Light-green areas of deforestation mix with the deep green of forests. The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS' maximum spatial resolution of...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Brazil, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
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The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/ (MODIS) , flying onboard the www.aqua.nasa.gov/ Aqua satellite, captured this image on May 31, 2005, of an Algerian dust storm. The storm swept northward over the Mediterranean Sea toward the coast of Spain. A journey across the Mediterranean is a short trip for African dust, which often travels across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. Algeria provides the Mediterranean with a steady supply of dust and sand. More than 80...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where -- Spain, Where -- Algeria, Where -- Goddard Space...
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On September 26, 2006, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite captured this image of the still-burning Day Fire in southern California. A thick cloud of smoke spread northward from several actively burning locations (outlined in red), reaching as far as Bakersfield. According to the daily report from the www.nifc.gov/information.html National Interagency Fire Center, the fire had burned an estimated 144,884 acres as...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- California, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
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A long plume of sulfur dioxide extends northeast and southwest of the Anatahan volcano in the Northern Mariana Islands in the western Pacific Ocean. The volcano has been erupting almost continuously since January 5, 2005, when it started its third eruption in recorded history. This image, collected by the Ozone Monitoring Instrument on NASA's aura.gsfc.nasa.gov/index.html Aura satellite, shows sulfur dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere between January 31 and February 4, 2005. In the above...
Topics: What -- Ozone Monitoring Instrument, What -- Aura, What -- Earth, Where -- Northern Mariana...
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Hurricanes form over tropical waters, encouraged by sea surface temperatures of 26.5 degrees C (80 degrees F) or higher. Over such warm waters, hurricanes can explode in size and intensity, becoming Category 4 or 5 storms by the time they make landfall. Like its predecessor Katrina, Hurricane Rita has picked up steam in its trip over a warm Gulf of Mexico. The dark grey circles show measured positions of the hurricane, while lighter grey circles show forecasted positions. Maximum sustained wind...
Topics: What -- TOPEX/Poseidon, What -- Jason Satellite, What -- Altimeter, Where -- Gulf of Mexico, Where...
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For over 500 years, Arctic explorers have sought a passage between the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Such a passage, often called the Northwest Passage, would connect Europe to Asia via shorter routes than the long voyage south around Africa. In 1497, English King Henry VII sent Italian explorer John Cabot to look for this hypothetical route and expeditions from some of the most famous explorers in the centuries that followed--Sir Francis Drake and Captain James Cook among them--met with...
Topics: What -- Explorer, Where -- Alaska, Where -- Russia, Where -- East Siberian Sea, What -- Aqua, What...
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eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/15000/15445/neworleans_l5_07sep05_15m.jpg September 7, 2005 (Landsat 5 TM; 1.6 MB) eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/15000/15445/neworleans_l7_30aug05_28.5m.jpg August 30, 2005 (Landsat 7 ETM+; 3.7 MB) The floods that buried up to 80 percent of New Orleans had noticeably subsided by September 15, 2005, when the top image was taken by the Landsat 7 satellite. In the two and a half weeks that had passed since Hurricane Katrina flooded the city,...
Topics: What -- Landsat 5, What -- Earth, Where -- Mississippi, Where -- United States of America
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Since June 2, 2005, Langila Volcano, in Papua New Guinea's West New Britain province, has erupted continuously, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The volcano has discharged unusually heavy loads of ash. Initially, winds carried the ash clouds northward over the ocean. Changing winds, however, have begun returning the ash to the island. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ), flying on NASA's...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- Papua New Guinea
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Rabaul Volcano, on the northeastern tip of the island of New Britain, released a plume on May 20, 2008. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov/ Aqua satellite captured this image the same day. In this image, the plume is slightly darker and thinner than the opaque white clouds that hover nearby. The relatively dark color suggests a component of volcanic ash along with water vapor. The plume blows in a counter-clockwise arc, away...
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Earth
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In the northern Rockies, the Bitterroot Range Mountains along the border of Idaho and Montana were experiencing severe drought in late August. Fires were burning when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite passed over the region and captured this image on August 27, 2005. The image centers on Idaho County, where MODIS detected numerous ''hot spots,'' which are outlined in red. The smokiest of the blazes is the Frank...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Idaho, Where -- Montana, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
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A weather forecast for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on January 31, 2008, called for high winds and the possibility of dust storms. Two days later, the predictions came to pass -- with a vengeance. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite captured this image of Oman, UAE, Iran, Pakistan, the Gulf of Oman, and the Arabian Sea. This image shows thick dust plumes, bordered by thick banks of clouds, blowing over the...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- United Arab Emirates, Where -- Oman, Where -- Iran, Where --...
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After a record harvest in October 2007, Ethiopia settled into a drought. Little rain fell during the October and November rainy season, and rainfall was predicted to be below normal in the March-to-May rainy season as well, said the Famine Early Warning System Network. The impact of the poor rainfall is evident in this vegetation image, made with data collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite between...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- Ethiopia
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Built as a monument to the favorite wife of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, the Taj Mahal has watched over the city of Agra, India, since the mid-seventeenth century with its pillars of gleaming white marble. By the spring of 2007, however, one of the world's most visited landmarks was turning yellow, and a panel of India's parliament had little trouble identifying the culprit: pollution. The panel blamed particles of soot and dirt suspended high in the atmosphere for the Taj Mahal's dinginess....
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A dust storm blew through Iraq and over the Persian Gulf on July 1, 2008. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite captured this image the same day. In this image, the dust plumes are thick enough to almost completely hide the land and water below. The dust blows in a counter-clockwise direction, forming arcs over the Gulf and blowing over Saudi Arabia. The thickest part of the dust appears to skirt Bahrain, missing...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Iraq, Where -- Persian Gulf, Where -- Saudi Arabia, Where -- Bahrain, Where...
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eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/20000/20227/Mindanao_TMO_2008194_lrg.jpg July 12, 2008 (2.1 MB JPEG) eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/20000/20227/Mindanao_TMO_2008169_lrg.jpg June 17, 2008 (1.9 MB JPEG) A disaster like a typhoon does not necessarily unfold all at once. It comes with a blast of wind and a downpour of torrential rain and then leaves, but its effects linger or even build into a new disaster. Such was the case with...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Visible Light, Where -- Philippines, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center...
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At least two people were killed and dozens more suffered from smoke inhalation during a forest fire that broke out in southern Turkey in early July 2008. This natural-color image of the blaze was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite on July 8. The area where the sensor detected actively burning fire is outlined in red. Thick smoke flowing over the Mediterranean Sea as far as Cyprus indicates the...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Turkey, Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where -- Cyprus
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Bagana Volcano on Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea sent a wispy plume southward on June 28, 2007. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/ (MODIS) flying on NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite took this picture the same day. In this image, Bagana's plume appears dingy gray, snaking its way over Bougainville and the Solomon Sea. www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0505-02= Bagana is a symmetrical cone formed from hardened lava left by previous...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- Papua New Guinea, Where -- Guinea, Where -- Solomon Sea
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The southern Africa biomass burning season is in full swing across (clockwise from top left) Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi (center). Fires, marked with red dots, are an integral part of the farming and grazing practices in the region. This image was captured by the modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite on August 18, 2003. The high-resolution image provided above is 500...
Topics: What -- INTEGRAL, What -- Aqua, Where -- Zambia, Where -- Tanzania, Where -- Mozambique, Where --...
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Scattered fires were burning in western Argentina (center) on November 19, 2003. The dry, rugged Andes Mountains to the left of image center give way to a vast plain, which is extensively used for agriculture. This image and active fire detections (marked in red) were captured by the modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite. The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Argentina, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
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The collision between giants wasn't the dramatic, head-on drama that scientists initially expected. Instead, in mid-April 2005, the B-15A iceberg sideswiped the Drygalski Ice Tongue. Though not as powerful as a direct hit might have been, the blow carried enough force to knock free the tip of the ice tongue, the floating extension of the Davis Glacier. The iceberg, comparable in size to New York's Long Island, continues to drift into the Ross Sea, now accompanied by the end of the ice tongue,...
Topics: What -- Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar, What -- ASAR, What -- Envisat, What -- Sun, What --...
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The first major wildfires of the season in California got underway in the first week of summer 2008 when thunderstorms brought lightning but little rain to drought-stricken forests and chaparral in the state. The fires continued to rage in early July. This natural-color image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite on July 2, 2008, and it shows the location of actively burning fires marked in red. The...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- California
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On October 1, 2005, El Salvador's Santa Ana, or Ilamatepec, Volcano erupted for the first time since 1904. Besides ash, lava, rocks as big as cars, and a boiling flood of muddy water, Santa Ana's eruption produced something else: sulfur dioxide. This invisible gas can inflame mucous membranes of the eyes, skin, and upper respiratory tract. It also leads to acid rain and volcanic smog (vog) that interferes with air transport. The Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on NASA's...
Topics: What -- Ozone Monitoring Instrument, What -- Aura, What -- Earth, Where -- El Salvador, Where --...
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eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/15000/15656/SantaAna_AST_2001034_lrg.jpg February 3, 2001 (1.0 MB) Between October 5 and October 11, 2005, the Santa Ana (Ilamatepec) Volcano produced a series of eruptions consisting of small explosions, gas emissions, and low or moderate seismic activity. Local weather conditions prevented researchers from making ground- or satellite-based inspections of the volcano. An aerial inspection on October 11, however, showed no changes in the volcano's...
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The fires (red dots) visible along the shoreline of Russia's Khabarovsk Province at the upper left of this image are only a few of the forest fires responsible for the river of smoke spreading eastward over the Sea of Okhotsk and the Kamchatka Peninsula on July 2, 2008. This natural-color image of the area was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite on July 2. The large version of the image shows smoke...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Sea of Okhotsk, Where -- Russia
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Hurricane Nate is shown here as observed by NASA's QuikSCAT satellite on September 7, 2005, at 10:13 UTC (6:13 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time). At this time, the hurricane had sustained winds of 110 kilometers per hour (70 miles per hour; 60 knots). These winds did not make Nate strong enough to be classified as a hurricane, but the storm crossed the threshold to hurricane status only a few hours later. The image depicts wind speed in color and wind direction with small barbs. White barbs point to...
Topics: What -- QuikSCAT, Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
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Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's big island released a volcanic plume in early July 2008. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite took this picture on July 7, 2008. Kilauea Volcano lies in the southeastern part of Hawaii's big island, near the coast. This image shows a blue-white plume of blowing westward over the Pacific Ocean from Kilauea. Vog (volcanic smog), results from a mix of volcanic pollutants, such as sulfur...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Crater, Where -- Pacific Ocean
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A dust storm blew across the Red Sea on June 9, 2006. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/ (MODIS) flying onboard NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite took this picture the same day. In this image, a dust plume partially obscures the view of the Red Sea, between Egypt in the west, and Saudi Arabia in the east. Extreme summer heat increases the likelihood of dust storms, and the sand seas of the Middle East produce many of the planet's dust plumes. NASA image...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- Red Sea, Where -- Egypt, Where -- Saudi Arabia
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An anomalous warming of the central and eastern Pacific along the equator is part of a well-known climate event called El Nino. An El Nino began in the spring of 2006 and reached its peak in November and December. El Nino has far reaching effects. The anomalous warming of sea surface temperatures in the eastern Pacific affects general atmospheric circulation patterns, which impacts both temperature and precipitation patterns well into middle latitudes. Deviations in the rainfall patterns across...
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Scores of forest fires were burning in northern Algeria in late August 2007. Although much of the country is occupied by the Sahara Desert, www.worldwildlife.org/wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/pa/pa1213_full.html Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and chaparral occur on the Atlas Mountains that line the coast. On August 29, 2007, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite captured this image of the fires billowing thick...
Topics: What -- Atlas, What -- Aqua, Where -- Algeria, Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where -- Algiers, Where...
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Several large fires were burning on the Central Siberian Plateau, to the west of the Lena River, on July 12, 2005. This image of the region was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite, and places where MODIS detected actively burning fires are marked with red dots. Plumes of thick smoke blow southward from the blazes. According to reports from the ITAR-TASS News Agency on July 15, 2005, about 6,300 hectares...
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Earth
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When it comes to satellite images of volcanic eruptions, the highest-resolution views often seem the most impressive. But this low-resolution image of the Earth from a Japanese weather satellite (Multi-functional Transport Satellite, or MTSAT) in orbit 35,800 kilometers above the equator provides a uniquely dramatic view of the explosive eruption of Alaska's Mt. Redoubt Volcano on March 26, 2009. The images were captured from a southwest vantage point (the sensor was looking northeast). At 9:13...
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The vernal equinox marks the start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. But after a record-setting warm winter, the start of spring 2006 came with an ironic twist: a powerful snowstorm that blanketed most of the American Midwest in heavy snow. According to the Associated Press, snow fell as rapidly as two inches an hour in Illinois and Indiana, while in parts of Nebraska, total accumulations were as much as two feet (roughly 60 centimeters) of snow, closing sections of Interstate 80. In...
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Earth, Where -- Illinois, Where -- Indiana, Where -- Nebraska, Where --...
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Fires burning in the Atlas Mountains on the northern coast of Algeria turned deadly in late August 2007. Several people were killed by forest fires that were driven rapidly across the landscape by sirocco winds (hot dry winds that blow from Africa's interior deserts toward the Mediterranean). According to news reports, thousands of soldiers were deployed to help battle the fires. Cooler weather and firefighting efforts brought many fires under control by August 31. This image shows fires (red...
Topics: What -- Atlas, What -- Aqua, Where -- Algeria, Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where -- Goddard Space...
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Saudi Arabian dust blew over Bahrain, Qatar, and the Persian Gulf on September 12, 2007. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite took this picture the same day. In this image, the dust appears as a pale beige arc moving in a clockwise direction. Although the dust is thin along the margins of the plume, near the center of the arc, it is thick enough to almost completely hide the island nation of Bahrain. NASA image...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Saudi Arabia, Where -- Bahrain, Where -- Qatar, Where -- Persian Gulf,...
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On July 24, 2003, a Saharan dust storm was draped over the Atlantic Ocean and the Canary Islands off northwest Africa. This image of the event was captured by the modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite. Image courtesy Jesse Allen, based on data from the rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
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On December 24, 2002, more than 5,000 fires (indicated with red dots) were burning across the north central African Sahel and savanna regions. This particular scene, acquired by the MODIS sensor aboard NASA's Aqua satellite, shows the north central region of Africa spanning parts of the countries of Chad (top center), the Central African Republic (bottom center), and Cameroon (left). The resulting haze and smoke can be seen blowing westward and is particularly thick (gray pixels) toward the...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Central African Republic, Where -- Chad, Where -- Cameroon, Where -- Goddard...
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Scattered fires (red dots) were detected across the Balkans on March 26, 2003, by the modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite. Countries shown include Italy (left center edge), Greece (below center), and Turkey (right edge). At upper right is the Black Sea, at center is the Aegean Sea, at upper left is the Adriatic Sea, and at bottom left is the Mediterranean Sea. North of Turkey are Bulgaria and Romania. Moving clockwise...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Romania, Where -- Croatia, Where -- Macedonia, Where -- Albania, Where --...
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More than a dozen fires were burning across northern Australia's Cape York Peninsula on October 4, 2003. Spotty clouds mix with smoke over the region, while on the ground, the fires' growth can be tracked by the large, dark brown burn scars they are leaving behind. Image by Jesse Allen, based on data from the rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS Rapid Response System
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Dust plumes filled the skies over Iraq on June 8, 2008, as the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/ (MODIS) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov/ Aqua satellite flew overhead. This natural-color image shows the pale beige plumes blowing toward the southeast and over the Persian Gulf. The northeast edge of the storm loosely mirrors the border between Iraq and Iran. In the southwest, the storm's boundary is much less distinct. Some dust hovers over Saudi Arabia. A is a...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Iraq, Where -- Persian Gulf, Where -- Iran, Where -- Saudi Arabia, Where --...
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In southern Borneo smoke from scores of fires (marked in red) mingles with small, puffy clouds in this image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on August 10, 2003. The high-resolution image provided here is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this scene at MODIS's maximum spatial resolution of http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/?2003222-0810/Borneo.A2003222.0545.250m.jpg 250 meters. Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres,...
Topic: Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
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Dormant since at least the year 1600, Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupted on August 29, 2010. According to the Volcanological Survey of Indonesia, ash reached about 2,000 meters (7,000 feet) above the 2,460-meter (8,070-foot) summit. More eruptions followed on August 30, and the volcano remains active. This natural-color satellite image shows Sinabung while it was dormant on May 19, 2003. The image was acquired by the Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) aboard the Landsat-7 satellite. Dark...
Topics: What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Indonesia
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On May 2, 2008, Chile's Chaiten Volcano erupted, blanketing the region in volcanic ash, and releasing plumes of ash and steam for several weeks. On July 1, 2008, the volcano continued emitting a plume, and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite captured this image the same day. In this image, the volcanic plume is lightest nearest the volcano, where an opaque stream of white blows east-northeast. Volcanic ash and...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
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Cyclone Nargis passed over Burma (Myanmar) after having formed in the Bay of Bengal. At one point, Nargis was a www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutsshs.shtml Category 4 cyclone, with sustained winds of 210 kilometers per hour (130 miles per hour), according to weather.unisys.com/hurricane/n_indian/2008/index.html Unisys Weather. The typhoon lost strength before coming ashore on May 2 as a Category 3/4 storm, but it still carried very powerful winds and heavy rain when it struck the low-lying coastal plains,...
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On May 12, 2007, a dust plume blew off the west coast of Africa, sweeping around Cape Verde toward the southeast. This storm occurred just a few days after earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14255 another Saharan dust storm had passed through the region. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite took this picture on May 12. In this image, the dust plume appears as a pale beige blur...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Cape Verde, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
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This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image shows a large plume of dust (light brown pixels) blowing westward from Syria over the island of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. This scene was acquired on October 19, 2002, by the MODIS sensor aboard NASA's Aqua satellite. Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/ MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Syria, Where -- Cyprus, Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where -- Goddard Space...
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Strong winds pulled up great clouds of dust from the An Nafud desert in northern Saudi Arabia on October 22, 2004. Violent wind storms are common in the An Nafud, the oval of red sand in the lower left corner of the image. Not only do the winds kick up sand storms such as this one, over time they have formed long dunes. Resembling waves on a sea of sand, the dunes are visible in the above image, but easier to see in the large image provided in the link above. This particular sand storm has...
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The name Fitow comes from the name of a Micronesian flower found on the island of Yap, according to the Hong Kong Observatory, which provides the list of names for typhoons in the western Pacific. Typhoon Fitow claimed its name from this list after forming in the western Pacific and reaching typhoon status on August 29, 2007. The storm system gradually built in power as it drew towards the main islands of Japan, briefly weakening from www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutsshs.shtml Category 2 to Category 1...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- Japan, Where -- Goddard Space Flight...
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